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Constructive Notice to the World

That legal notice presumed by entering a document into the public record, meaning any interested person (e.g., buyer) could have investigated the record or the property. Possession of the property is also considered to be constructive notice.

Race Notice

A term referring to the fact that the date and time of recording determine the priority of recorded documents, liens, etc. Comes from a “race” to the courthouse.

The first person who records the deed owns the property.

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